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Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health.

adj. possessing the ability to respond to a stimulus. The cells of the retina, for example, are sensitive to the stimulus of light and respond by sending nerve impulses to the...

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Meningitis and Encephalitis

Ruchira Jha.

in Neurocritical Care

October 2018; p ublished online November 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Critical Care; Neurology; Anaesthetics. 4691 words.

Central nervous system infections are frequently neurological emergencies with high rates of morbidity and mortality depending on the underlying etiology. They warrant rapid diagnosis and...

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Neuroprotection for Spinal Cord Injury

Christopher S. Ahuja and Michael Fehlings.

in Neuroprotection in Critical Care and Perioperative Medicine

October 2017; p ublished online November 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Critical Care; General Anaesthesia; Neurology. 8133 words.

Traumatic spinal cord injuries (SCI) often have a devastating impact on quality of life for patients and their families. Neuroprotection for spinal cord injury is aimed at improving...

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Ischemic Neuropathy

Jagan Devarajan and Beth H. Minzter.

in Neuropathic Pain

December 2018; p ublished online January 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Pain Medicine; Anaesthetics; Neurology. 8197 words.

This chapter discusses the subset of ischemic neuropathy which is due primarily to peripheral arterial disease. Peripheral arterial disease affects 5% of men and 2.5% of women and results...

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